Development Associate

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is hiring a Development Associate to join our fundraising team. 

NMCLP is a nationally recognized non-profit law firm that engages in impact litigation and policy advocacy to advance the health, economic, and educational wellbeing of New Mexico’s families. We provide advocacy and representation through the courts, the legislature and administrative agencies, community education and media. To learn more about NMCLP, please visit our website at


  • Prepares clear and persuasive grant reports on legal and policy advocacy to keep funders apprised of NMCLP’s accomplishments and activities.
  • Assists with the writing and editing of grant proposals, letters of inquiry, and other ancillary materials.
  • Manages existing grants through internal reporting systems.
  • Drafts, designs, and shares other informational and fundraising materials.
  • Manages NMCLP’s donor database, including donor profiles and donation records, and produces donation reports.
  • Supports the fostering of relationships with current and prospective funders, including individual, corporate, and community donors and foundations.  
  • Conducts research on new funder prospects and works with the Development Director to prepare and implement plans for cultivation and solicitation of new foundations.
  • Produces, designs, and sends solicitation and acknowledgement letters to donors.
  • Helps coordinate internal activity reporting and evaluation among the program teams.
  • Engages in strategic planning with the Development Director and Executive Director to grow and diversify NMCLP’s income sources.
  • Helps plan and coordinate NMCLP fundraising events as needed.
  • Other administrative tasks as needed.


  • Strong commitment to advancing social, economic, and racial justice in our communities.
  • Superb writing and communications skills.
  • Ability to synthesize and convey complex information clearly and persuasively for a variety of audiences.
  • Highly organized with careful attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to track and manage multiple grants and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in basic Microsoft software, including desktop publishing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that foster a collaborative, positive and mutually respectful team based culture.  
  • Bachelor’s Degree; related education and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Demonstrated development and/or communications experience preferred.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary, excellent benefits including full health, dental, and vision benefits, retirement account, and ample vacation and sick leave.

Apply in confidence by emailing a resume and cover letter to Application materials will be accepted through July 1, 2022. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a healthy, collaborative, and inclusive work environment for a diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Native, and indigenous people, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and New Mexicans and individuals of multiple backgrounds and identities.


We invite you to join the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty on Tuesday, November 30th as we kick off our annual campaign and celebrate NMCLP’s 25th anniversary. GivingTuesday is a movement that inspires millions of people around the world to give, volunteer, and celebrate generosity. Join our fight for equity, opportunity and justice.

Click HERE to make a secure online donation

Don’t miss this chance to double the impact of your donation! On GivingTuesday and the first $4,000 in contributions to NMCLP will be matched, dollar for dollar, by our generous sponsors:

Thank you to our sponsors for their support!

Please mark your calendars now to join the GivingTuesday movement and make your contribution to the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty on November 30th.

Follow our GivingTuesday progress on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The power of community on #GivingTuesday

We invite you to join the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty on Tuesday, December 3 as we kick off this year’s giving season with #GivingTuesday—a global day of philanthropy that celebrates generosity and the power of community!

On December 3, our outstanding sponsors will be matching your gifts. Don’t miss this chance to double the impact of your donation! 

Please mark your calendars now to join the #GivingTuesday movement and make your contribution to the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty on December 3.

Follow our #GivingTuesday progress on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Taps Takeover to Benefit New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

Please join us on Saturday, December 1 from 2-10pm at Fire & Hops Gastropub in Santa Fe for their Taps Takeover event. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty. As Albuquerque’s Bosque Brewing takes over the taps and Fire & Hops serves up delicious food specials, the Center will be discussing our advocacy. We will also be giving away two day passes to Meow Wolf to a lucky attendee! We hope to see you there!

Join the #GivingTuesdayNM movement!

November 28 is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving. We invite you to join the movement! Consider a gift to the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty to help us continue our fight for economic and social justice in New Mexico.

Click here to make a secure online donation! Then share your generous spirit on Facebook, using the hashtags #Unselfie and #GivingTuesdayNM.

By making your gift to the New Mexico Center Law and Poverty on #GivingTuesday, your dollars will go twice as far thanks to our generous sponsors! By donating on November 28, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1,200 by the following companies:

Bogardus & Scott

State Employees Credit Union

Print Express

Document Technologies

A huge thank you to our #GivingTuesdayNM sponsors!

Follow us all day on Facebook and Twitter on Giving Tuesday to learn about our bold and successful advocacy to defend access to healthcare, promote food security, remove barriers to meaningful employment, transform New Mexico’s educational system, and much more in 2017.